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Simran Kulkarni


I would like to create a program for girls so that they feel seen in the STEM field no matter their background. My mission in life is to make sure that girls feel empowered to be in the world of STEM.

Simran Kulkarni is currently a sophomore from Mechanicsburg, PA and she attends Cumberland Valley High School. She is extremely passionate about increasing the number of girls involved in STEM. She joined her first robotics team when she was 10 and since then has been in love with all aspects of STEM but she also noticed a lack of female representation in activities heavily based on science, technology, engineering, and math. She started a mission to increase female participation in STEM-based activities in and around her community. Simran participates with the FIRST organization and is part of a robotics team in her area and is also part of her school’s Science Olympiad team. She is also passionate about dance and has been dancing since the age of 6. She also loves cooking, reading, teaching, and music.

"I love STEM and with the help of ENGINE of Central PA, I would like to make STEM education more accessible for all girls no matter what their background or situation is like. I believe that all children deserve an equal playing field and a healthy start for whatever their goals and aspirations in life are. I am willing to do whatever I can to make sure that in my field of interest, STEM, all girls feel like they belong because I know when I was younger I always struggled with seeing people like me in the STEM field."